July 16, 2017
As we get set to begin a new season of the Alachua County Youth Orchestra, I am very excited about the literature that I have chosen for this year. Of course the fall semester will be largely devoted to the Stop! Children’s Holiday Traditions concert that is ALWAYS a highlight of the year and one that guarantees us a very large audience. Couple that with the concert for the 5th graders that happens the same week, it is definitely a showcase for the orchestra.
For those of you that have been in the orchestra before, I certainly hope that you will be auditioning again this year. Continuity of personnel allows us to achieve the musical goals that are set at the beginning of the year. If you know of anyone who you think is of the caliber of musician that would contribute to the success of the orchestra, I encourage you to invite them to audition. There are openings in every section of the orchestra. The sign up process is on line at www.acyo.org for easy registration.
I look forward to another year of orchestral performance with a talented group of musicians that make my life very special. Hope to see you soon.